Friday, February 27, 2009

Recession & paid dating sites

Now that valentines day is over we’ve seen massive swings in sign-ups and now paid sites are cutting back even more dramatically and payouts are going way down as people are no longer willing to pay for memberships.

Last quarter every publicly traded paid dating site reported revenue declines. Because dating sites didn’t spend as much money on marketing last quarter they have lost a lot of market share. hasn’t really grown much this month or the month before, but hey, we just haven’t lost traffic like many others.

With so many dating sites for sale either in whole or in part, one has to wonder what this industry will look like in 6 months. I was just yesterday approached by Toby from, asking me if I'd like to buy out his business.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Worm causes overheating and disables CPU

For all of you dogs and cats lovers: If you have cats and dirt you may want to be aware of a new type of worm that is infecting computers across the UK -- or at least one computer, anyway. It's called 'earth-worm', and one of the five-inch variety stealthily found its way into the laptop of Mark Taylor. The unfortunate guy began receiving overheating errors and took his machine to a technician who promptly found the unfortunate creature wedged in the cooling fan, slowly crisping thanks to the system's heat. Taylor thinks one of his cats dug up the worm outside and brought it inside, and then the poor thing crawled through one of the cooling vents on his notebook to flee the cat.

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Dating Advice: How to pick-up a girl in the Bar

Over the years I have dated many girls. I am not ashamed to share it and I am kind of proud of it. I do have the physique and I think I have the intellect. I am an attractive catch and I've been told so.

Well without any further a do, here is what I want to tell you.

I have learned many techniques on how to pick up a girl and sometimes these techniques work and sometimes they don't. I am not saying that I am 100% right, don't get me wrong. Not all of us are perfect. Here is one of them and I promise to share the rest with you in the course of a few different posts.

How to pick up a girl in the bar?!

Being in a bar can sometimes be a very intimidating environment. You walk in, you scan the environment and you size the competition. You see other good looking guys and you start thinking that your chances are slim or almost none. Not true! Here is what you can do:

1. Surround yourself with a bunch of friends
2. Ask them to be very loud and obnoxious
3. While they are acting up, you do the exactly opposite: be soft spoken, quiet, and most important polite.
4. Be nice to the bartender, the waitress, and everyone around you

Trust me, girls know how to pick up the soft spoken, polite, and well behaved guy. They will love you and seek your company

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